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Request: Death statistics of OFWs during COVID-19 pandemic

Requested from POPCOM by C. Sobredo at 08:27 AM on Sep 16, 2022.
Purpose: Research
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2019 - 09/15/2022
Tracking no: #POPCOM-948671285367

Sobredo 08:27 AM, Sep 16, 2022

Warm greetings! We hope this requestfinds you well.

The Center for Migrant Advocacy (CMA) together with our partner organization is currently conducting a research on the death statistics of OFWs in the GCC countries. We would like to request a copy of the death statistics of OFWs (if any) that are disaggregated by sex, country of origin, and types of illness.

Our request came from an article that mentioned that your office:
https://ph.news.yahoo.com/popcom-with-87900-dead-2021-philippines-deadliest-year-ever-210003023.html

Thank you

September 19, 2022

Dear Christel,

Greetings!

Thank you for your request dated Sep 16, 2022 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for Request: Death statistics of OFWs during COVID-19 pandemic.

Response to your request

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance this Office does not have the specific information you have requested.  The death statistics came from the PSA which has the mandate to collect the data on births and deaths. You may wish to contact Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) at www.psa.gov.ph, for the information or resubmit your request addressed to the correct agency on the eFOI portal at www.foi.gov.ph.

For further assistance you may review the FAQ section of the eFOI site: https://pcoomaster02202018193000-dot-efoi-ph.appspot.com/help.

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If you are unhappy with this response to your FOI request, you may ask us to carry out an internal review of the response by writing to Lolito R. Tacardon, Officer-in-Charge, Commission on Population and Development, Welfareville Compound, Mandaluyong City. Your review request should explain why you are dissatisfied with this response, and should be made within 15 calendar days from the date when you received this letter. We will complete the review and tell you the result within 30 calendar days from the date when we receive your review request.

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Thank you.

Respectfully,

FOI Officer

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